Anthony Bourdain once said about Colombia, “It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here!” There is no doubt this is true as you witness the amazing colorful architecture of Cartagena, explore the volatile history of Medellin, or release your inner foodie in Bogota! But when you tour Santa Marta, Colombia, you will realize, here you can have it all!
Founded in 1525 by Rodrigo de Bastidas, a Spanish conquistador, Santa Marta is the oldest remaining city in Colombia. With its beautiful beaches, rich history, amazing food, and proximity to the Tairona Indian ruins in Tayrona National Park, it is easy to see why it has become a popular Colombian travel destination. Perhaps that is why when you tour Santa Marta you realize it is a bucket list destination
Submitter Name: Eric Gamble